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You Should Completely Wipe Your Phone—But Not for the Reason You Think
The Most Fun You Can Have on Three Wheels
Why the Big Boy 4014 Is Such a Badass Train
How to Jump from a Moving Train
It’s a Four-Door Convertible. It’s a Pickup Truck. It’ll Tow a Boat. The Jeep Gladiator Has No Competition.
Turns Out You Can Learn a Lot from 10,000-Year-Old Chewing Gum
YOU CAN DO A LOT WITH GUM • We asked Jamie Hyneman, tinkerer and former host of MythBusters, about all the quick fixes that are possible with the gum and gum wrappers you always have on hand.
Why Your Brewer’s Favorite Beer Is Lager (Seriously)
YES, YOU CAN HOMEBREW LAGER • Here’s how to not screw anything up.
How a Soviet Social Experiment Became a Game for Liars
OTHER BOARD GAMES WORTH LYING FOR…
How to Catch a Liar • In games (and life), lying is commonplace. These tips will help suss out the untrustworthy.
Should Quentin Tarantino Make the Next Star Trek?
The True Fake History of the Star Trek Universe
The Dodge Stealth Is Power, Tech, and Pop-Up Headlights
6 Things You Need to Do Around the House This Fall
SHARP MATTERS • HOW WORK SHARP IS TRANSFORMING THE SHARPENING INDUSTRY
The True Fake History of the Star Trek Universe • THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FINDING THE PERFECT LEAF BLOWER, UNDER STANDING THE SCIENCE THAT CREATES AN AIRSTREAM INSIDE IT, USING IT TO BLAST LEAVES LIKE A PRO, AND (OF COURSE) CONVERTING IT INTO A HOVER CRAFT.
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BUILD A LEAF BLOWER HOVERCRAFT • FOR A FUN, simple project during your leaf blower’s off-season, build a hover disc. Just about any blower that pushes out at least 400 cfm will work, but we recommend using a cordless model.
SCIENCE WILL ONE DAY CURE BLINDNESS ARE WE THERE VET?
THIS PICTURE IS DEFINITELY 100 PERCENT GUARANTEED MABE KIND OF WHO KNOWS FOR SURE REAL • FOR CENTURIES, PEOPLE HAVE REPORTEDLY SEEN THE MYTHICAL SASQUATCH IN THE WOODS OF NORTH AMERICA. NOW, THE HUNT IS ON MORE THAN EVER.
THE BEST GEAR FOR HUNTING BIGFOOT
What It’s Like to Catch Bigfoot On Tape
WHAT IT’S LIKE TO FLY THE F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER • IT’S THE MOST ADVANCED WEAPONS SYSTEM EVER MADE. ONE PILOT TAKES US INSIDE THE COCKPIT.
8 Powerful, Portable Camp Stoves that Bring the BTUs
How We Tested
These Drills Work Harder
BITS TO BUY • Do more with these five exceptional bit kits
Duck: Fabric So Hardy You’ll Rethink Using Denim for All These Years
The Specialized Creo SL Is a Jet Pack for City Streets
The Creo’s Low-Weight, High-Tech Motor
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